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What is the maximum voltage that DDR can run at without the risk of it burning out?
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It depends on the Stick. Some of the Uber 'l33t' sticks from people like G. Skill will take waay more than say, A Value Set from Elixer.
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post #3 of 26
Depends on the make of the stick . Generaly 2.7v is the safest max for most sticks.
post #4 of 26
On my ram wich is not some uber-Ocing thing I use 2.7v, but I'd say that any ram should take very well 2.8v with the risk of shortening its life-span.
My ram @2.7 doesn't heat up at all, but @2.8 it heats up a lot after a few hours specialy if I OC it or run low timings, wich I do
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BH-5 and UTT BH-5 likes anywhere from 3.3 up to 3.9v, UCCC likes up to 2.9 (most perform better at 2.7) TCCD is wierd older TCCD liked 2.7-2.8 and newer revisions before discountinuing were liking up to 3.1v. CH-5 (used in muskin redline xp) likes BH-5 voltage IE up to 3.9v.

Heres a site click on the type of chip on the right and itll tell you all about it and its capabilities

http://www.techpowerup.com/memdb/
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post #6 of 26
If the memory modules you have got are BH-5 then they can take upto 3.2v

but if its TCCD, UTT or CH-5 i think the limits are about 2.8v
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post #7 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by MjrTom
If the memory modules you have got are BH-5 then they can take upto 3.2v

but if its TCCD, UTT or CH-5 i think the limits are about 2.8v
thats really wrong read my above post
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post #8 of 26
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Originally Posted by ThaWaxShop
BH-5 and UTT BH-5 likes anywhere from 3.3 up to 3.9v, UCCC likes up to 2.9 (most perform better at 2.7) TCCD is wierd older TCCD liked 2.7-2.8 and newer revisions before discountinuing were liking up to 3.1v. CH-5 (used in muskin redline xp) likes BH-5 voltage IE up to 3.9v.

Heres a site click on the type of chip on the right and itll tell you all about it and its capabilities

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Just noticed that RAM really takes a beating voltage wise..thats crazy.
post #9 of 26
sticking 3.9v through any memory module is pushing your luck even if its activly cooled winbond BH-5

i was being conservative in my suggestions
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post #10 of 26
thats how it works UTT bh-5 seems to work best at 3.5v in MANY reviews CH-5 redline xp's got best results @ 3.9 which stated with a small fan blowing on them youll be perfectly fine. Without at least 3.2v BH-5 wont overclock at all it needs at least 2.8v to make it work @ ddr 400
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